Chipley issues precautionary boil water notice

The City of Chipley has issued a precautionary boil water notice for customers on the north and south sides of Jackson Avenue beginning at Sinclair Street and running west to West Boulevard as well as customers on Westbourne Avenue from West Boulevard. to Dalton Street and Sinclair Street from Jackson Avenue to Forrest Avenue.

Due to a water main break within the area the city issued a precautionary boil water notice. This notice begins January 11 at 2:00 p.m.

This is only a precautionary measure being done until the city can positively assure our customers that the water is safe.  The City of Chipley apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and will be making every effort to return water service to normal operation as soon as possible.

Therefore, as a precaution, it is advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil for one minute is sufficient. Bottled water may be used as an alternative.

 The water system will be collecting samples immediately after repairs are made to make sure no contaminants entered the system during the time work was being completed. This notice will remain in effect for two consecutive days until two bacteriological surveys (one per day) show the water is safe to drink.

 Customers will be notified by an orange doorknocker when the notice has been lifted.

 Should anyone have questions, call the Public Works Department at 850-638-6346.